British Council International School Award success for Rushcliffe!


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Rushcliffe school has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

The International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need for life work in today’s world.

Rushcliffe’s international work includes partnerships and visits with linked schools in France, Spain ,Nepal and China , fund raising and sponsorship of school children in Guatemala in collaboration with a local Charity ‘Education for the children’ , whole school fundraising and creating international awareness re the plight of world refuges and the work of the International Rescue committee, as well as the introduction of Mandarin with live video links to China and close collaboration with the Confucius institute at the University of Nottingham.

On hearing the news that Rushcliffe had received the award Mr S. Lewis, Executive Head teacher, said ” We are delighted to be recognised for our work connecting our pupils with communities throughout the world. We celebrate diversity and a hunger for knowledge about different cultures. Our pupils are enriched by their connections with people who have very different life experiences This enables them to reflect on the world we live in and the opportunities and responsibilities they have as citizens in an ever more interconnected world.”

Sir Ciarán Devane, CEO of the British Council, said: ‘The school’s fantastic international work has rightfully earned it this prestigious award. The International School Award is a great chance for schools to demonstrate the important work they’re doing to bring the world into their classrooms. Embedding an international dimension in children’s education ensures that they are truly global citizens and helps prepare them for successful lives and careers in an increasingly global economy.’

Year 7 September Information Evening

Our recent Year 7 information evening was really well attended, thank you to all parents and carers that joined us. To view the presentation that Miss Cresdee made please click the link below:

Year 7 information slides

Year 6 Open Evening

I would like to warmly invite you to the Rushcliffe School Open Evening on Thursday, 27th September 2018.  The purpose of the evening is to give you and your child an opportunity to:

•Meet the Executive Head teacher, Head of School and staff.

•Have a tour of the school following sessions 1 and 2 only.

•Receive information about the different subject areas.

•See what opportunities we can offer your child.

•Ask questions about the curriculum and pastoral systems.

To accommodate the number of parents and pupils who wish to see our school we have to organise the evening into three sessions:-

Session 1                    commences    5.00 pm

Session 2                    commences    5.45 pm

Session 3                    commences    6.30 pm

The Open Evening concludes at 7.30 pm

Each session will begin with an introductory talk Steve Lewis (Executive Headteacher) and Damian Painton (Head of School), in A-Hall.Please be aware that the hall has limited capacity and that sessions 1 and 2 tend to be busier than the 3rd session.  If you arrive after the session has started we will politely direct you towards our new Performing Arts theatre where you will be given the opportunity to join a Sixth Form prefect on a tour of the school until the next session starts.

After this talk you are invited to visit subject areas.  It is advisable to allow at least an hour to look around and some of our Year 8 pupils will be on hand to give a guided tour of the school whilst answering any questions you may have.
We expect the evening to be busy which may lead to some delays in finding a car parking space. Please take this into account when making travel arrangements for the evening. If you are intending to attend the final session, you are welcome to look around the school prior to the presentation and guides and maps will be available in the A Hall Foyer.

A link to our school prospectus and admissions policy can be found at

Yours sincerely

Jonathan Dakers

Assistant Headteacher

Art Exhibition change of date

Unfortunately the Art Exhibition has been moved from Wednesday 11th July to Wednesday 18th July because of the world cup semi final.

Still from 6-8pm in the art department.


Rushcliffe School Induction Parent Evening meeting moved to Thursday 12th July, 6.30pm

Following a large number of parents asking if the Year 6 Evening on Wednesday can be changed due to England playing in the World Cup semi-final we have decided to postpone the evening event to Thursday 12th July.  The induction day will continue as normal on Wednesday for the pupils.

Boundary Road temporary closure - restricted access to school

With apologies for the last minute notification – we have only just received details of the closure of part of Boundary Road by contractors working on behalf of Severn Trent Water.

They are to carry out water connection works for our new Performing Arts and Languages building.

The closure is needed to ensure the safety of workers. This work will mean the closure of part of Boundary Road near the Selby Road junction to all traffic.

The closure is potentially from Monday 9th July 2018 (from 08:00) until Wednesday 11th July 2018 (appx 17:00). The point of closure is shown on this attached plan. It is on Boundary Road between the entrance and exit points of our loop road.

We fully expect the school to remain accessible, including for the Ruddington and Lady Bay school busses, however you may need to follow the signed diversions.

For safety reasons, under no circumstances should vehicles or cyclists attempt to enter the school site via the exit road – our loop road is strictly one way.

Please allow extra time for the journey to and from the school site.

We would encourage staff, pupils and visitors to cycle or walk to school if at all possible.

The NCT bus services 8 & 9/9B will need to be diverted, and will drop off further up Boundary Road.

Severn Trent assure us that as soon as the work is completed they will reopen the road.